Zubair Patel | KPMG | KW

Zubair Patel

Partner, Tax & Corporate Services

KPMG in Kuwait

Zubair has over 20 years of professional experience gained in the UK and the Middle East. He leads the Tax & Corporate Services department for KPMG in Kuwait.

Areas of Expertise

  • Zubair has significant experience in advising clients on their tax compliance matters including registration with Ministry of Finance in Kuwait for tax purposes, review of agreements related to Kuwait operations, planning and selection of fiscal period, review of tax declaration to be filed to KTA, discussions with Head of Tax Inspections/ Tax Inspector over tax treatment of specific and material items which have been a point of contention between the tax authority and clients.
  • On a regular basis, Zubair advises major Kuwait based groups on tax efficient structures for outbound investment involving the application of appropriate tax treaties / holding company structures.
  • Zubair has negotiated finalizing to tax assessments and tax objections / appeals for clients where have resulted in tax savings for clients, most notably Zubair was involved in negotiating a reduction in tax of over US$13 million for a UK based franchise operator in Kuwait.Zubair has worked closely with the Ministry of Finance in Kuwait and has strong relationship with the tax authorities.
  • Zubair has worked in Kuwait and the Middle East region for a considerable time and is very familiar with the cultural and business landscape of the country and the region.
  • He has also spoken at various Kuwait Tax seminars held by KPMG from time to time.
  • He has worked with a wide range of clients with different activities including Financial Services, Food and Beverage production, Engineering Construction, Infrastructure, Distribution and retail, Energy & Natural Resources, Airlines & Aviation Services, Logistics and transport services and Diversified Family groups.On a regular basis, Zubair advises major Kuwait based groups on tax efficient structures for outbound investment involving the application of appropriate tax treaties / holding company structures.
  • He has worked in Kuwait and the Middle East region for a considerable time and is very familiar with the cultural and business landscape of the country and the region. He has also spoken at various Kuwait Tax seminars held by KPMG from time to time locally, regionally and internationally.
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